ESPN went the musical route for the famed sports outlet’s magazine version this month. But to keep in touch with their roots, they decided to recreate famous album covers with some famous athletes. Soccer player Alex Morgan sits pretty as Katy Perry, sprinter Allyson Felix gets bootylicious as Beyoncé and Ryan Lochte is the baby from Nirvana’s Nevermind album.
Yes, you read that right and yes, Nirvana and Ryan Lochte were i the same sentence.
Here’s his ESPN photo:
and here’s the original:
Thankfully, and unlike his baby counterpart, Lochte did not drop trou for the occasion but he did managed to get a pretty spot on baby expression. Actually, who are we kidding? Lochte only has two facial expressions: utter confusion and stupid confidence. No wonder he nails it.
Hopefully all you game-day booers and naysayers will take a lesson from this kid who was very motivational to the Miami Heat after they lost their game to the Celtics on Wednesday night. As they were doing the walk of shame, he yelled: “good job, good effort,” making some people wonder if he was being serious.
I mean, it’s always nice to provide words of comfort when your favourite team has been served, but to provide those words with such gleeful enthusiasm might seem like blatant mocking.
ESPN’s microphone picked up the kid’s voice.
Here it is:
Now, that kid has been identified as nine-year-old Jack Meyer of Coral Gables, Florida. He’s been a fan since he was three and says his encouraging cheers weren’t meant to be sarcastic at all. In fact, he’s one of their biggest fans and has a bunch of Heat memorabilia (including a bedspread). If all the fans in the stands were this nice, the world might be a better place.
Meet Jack Myer:
As Super Bowl Sunday is basically a national holiday for Americans, what better way to celebrate the event than a low budget comedy spoof. And why not throw Matt Damon in on the bit just for fun.
Resident ESPN jokester Kenny Mayne took a visit to Greenfield, a neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Penn., where Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy grew up. This is quite a coincidence of coursase the Pittsburgh Steelers are playing the Green Bay Packers tonight.
Matt Damon appears in the skit as an over-the-top crank in his role as a high-school rival. Damon of course went to school in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and is much younger than McCarthy.
Anyways its a cute little vid. We suggest checking it out.
The wait is over after months of speculation as to where free agents LeBron James, Chris Bosh, and Dwayne Wade would end up for the 2010-2011 NBA season. Basically, get ready for a dream team. All three of the basketball stars are headed to Florida to play for the Miami Heat.
LeBron made the most of his announcement, holding an entire special titled The Decision on ESPN Thursday night. After he made is choice public on the TV, LeBron put out a brief statement on his website saying, “Next year, I will be playing for The Miami Heat. I would like to thank all of my fans for supporting me and I am looking forward to seeing you guys next season as I chase the NBA Championship.”
LeBron also tweeted this morning after landing in Miami about his decision, saying that “The Road to History starts now!”
Toronto Raptors fans may be disappointed about losing the team’s franchise player, but Chris Bosh has had nothing but good things to say about the city. In a statement on his website he said, “I’ve loved every minute here and I just wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart”.
In a statement released by the Miami Heat, Dwayne Wade said, “there’s magic in the number 3. This is the beginning of new chapter in HEAT history and very exciting for both fans of the Miami HEAT and the NBA.”
With such amazing talent all in one place, there is definitely potential for a championship and it may also sway some bandwagon fans to get behind the Heat.
So, who are you going to be cheering for during the upcoming NBA season?
TMZ is reporting that it has obtained the specific email threats made against ESPN’s Erin Andrews.
The threats were made by a Newport News, Virginia man who sent these messages to Dan Patrick of “The Dan Patrick Show” since last September. Interestingly the man made no attempt to hide his identity.
March 29, 2010 — “Dear Dan: I hope Erin Andrews gets murdered in L.A.”
Tiger said during the interviews that he was “out of control” and being “disgusted” with his behavior. Tiger was asked how his father would react to his behaviour if he was alive. ”He’d be very disappointed in me,” Woods told Golf Channel’s Kelly Tilghman. “We’d have numerous long talks. That’s one of the things I miss, I miss his guidance, wish I could have had his guidance through all this to have him straighten me up.”
Michael David Barret, the stalker, was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison. Barret, a 48-year-old insurance executive, pleaded guilty in December for one count of interstate stalking.
Previously, on three occasions, Barret had got adjoining rooms in hotels, to that of Andrews. Then, he would drill a peephole into the door and take videos. Barret was caught after he tried to sell his camerawork online.
Michael David Barrett, 48, was arrested in connection with a peeping tom case involving ESPN reporter Erin Andrews. Barrett was arrested at Chicago O’Hare International Airport for allegedly videotaping the reporter walking around naked in a number of hotel rooms without her knowledge, reports TMZ.
Barrett allegedly stalked Andrews “with the intent to harass, to place under surveillance with intent to harass and intimidate, and to cause substantial emotional distress to a person in another state,” the FBI reported.
At least six different tapes shot with a peephole camera of Andrews walking around nude in hotel rooms surfaced in July.